The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday the organization has finalized a Citizens' Initiative aimed at providing an expanded convention facility and new multi-use venue in downtown San Diego. The Citizens' Initiative was posted in full on Chargers.com.
"We are excited to report that our Citizens' Initiative has been finalized," said Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos. "We believe this is a great opportunity for the community to come together and create something special: an iconic, modern multi-purpose venue while also supporting and expanding our tourism and convention industries."
The Chargers and supporters of the Citizens' Initiative must gather 66,447 valid signatures from registered San Diego City voters by mid-June.
"We hope that the Citizens' Initiative will be before the voters on November 8, 2016, the date of the Presidential Election," said Fred Maas, Special Advisor to Spanos on the stadium initiative project. "Our goal would be to collect considerably in excess of the required number of signatures to ensure that we will have in excess of what we need to qualify for the ballot. San Diego election law requires the publication of the Citizens' Initiative in the newspaper. Once that occurs this week, then signature gathering can begin on the 21st day after that publication."
The following Q&A can answer many important questions: http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/03/30/faqs-regarding-citizens-initiative
You can access a draft of the Initiative at http://www.chargers.com/sites/chargers.com/files/final-sd-initiative03-30-16.pdf
Paid for by Citizens for Sports, Entertainment and Tourism, with major funding by Chargers Football Company, LLC.